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June 18, 2021
House Bill 1016 will make Juneteenth a legal Washington state holiday starting next year. This Saturday, June 19, will mark the first Juneteenth since Gov. Jay Inslee signed the bill into law. Work by Quintard Taylor, professor emeritus of history at the UW, is quoted. Featured on Crosscut
June 15, 2021
For more than 50 years, the UW Awards of Excellence have celebrated outstanding faculty, staff, students and alumni whose achievements exemplify the University’s mission. This year, 20 people were honored with the new Together We Will award, which celebrates outstanding staff contributions made during the challenges of 2020.
June 11, 2021
Husky Giving Day is an annual fundraising campaign for the University of Washington where alumni and friends have the opportunity to give to the causes and programs that they care about most at UW. The 2021 Husky Giving Day took place on April 8th. Overall, the University of Washington raised over $2M from almost 6,000 donors. The Department of History received gifts from 53 donors totaling $18,495!
June 4, 2021
“BIPOC has become a trendy acronym among people interested in diversity issues, but this is not good. The ‘B’ stands for Black people, the ‘I’ is for Indigenous persons and the ‘POC’ stands for people of color. This effectively shunts Hispanics or Latinos aside,” writes Carlos Gil, professor emeritus of history at the UW.
June 1, 2021
Robert Stacey, who served on the faculty of the Department of History for 33 years and retires after serving as dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, is honored. Featured on UW News
May 27, 2021
The Department of History ad-hoc remote learning team--Eric Johnson, Kristin Roberts, Tracy Maschman Morrissey, and Alexandra DuSablon--received the 2021 William J. Rorabaugh Departmental Service Award in recognition of their outstanding service to the History community since the Covid-19 pandemic started.
May 26, 2021
Amanda Robb, UW History alumna (MA ’18), recently landed a full-time job as a Chinese Language Materials Archivist at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives, Stanford University. She started the position in September 2020, after obtaining an MLIS (Master of Library and Information Science) degree at the UW.
May 25, 2021
Melinda Whalen, a sophomore History and Russian major, won a prestigious Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship to advance Russian language skills and conduct a Soviet history research project in the 2021-2022 academic year. She is also the 2021 History Department nominee for the Burton College of Arts and Sciences Social Sciences Scholarship.
May 25, 2021
History doctoral students Jorge Bayona and Adrian Kane-Galbraith, awardees of Mellon Foundation Reimagining the Humanities PhD and Reaching New Publics: Catalyzing Collaboration fellowship for the academic year 2019-2020, shared valuable observations on the teaching of transnational histories at